John Ydstie After covering the economy, Wall Street and federal budget issues for two decades, John Ydstie is now applying his reporting and interviewing skills as a roving national correspondent.

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U.S. Economy Adds 209,000 Jobs In July, Unemployment Drops To 4.3 Percent

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209,000 New Jobs In July As Unemployment Dips To 4.3 Percent

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Why America's Wages Are Barely Rising

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U.S. Growth Picks Up: Normal Post-Winter Bounceback Or More?

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Economic Growth Expected To Be Up In Latest Report

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Why The Stock Market's Rise Isn't Just A Trump Rally

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Trump Hopes To Lure Companies Back To The U.S.With Lower Tax Rates

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Trump's Tax Plan Renews Anxieties About Deficits And The Debt

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